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Moulay Idriss - The Birthplace of Islam in Morocco.

Moulay Idriss is the Birthplace of Islam in Morocco

Moulay Idriss is the birthplace of Islam in Morocco. The town is named after Moulay Idriss I, the great grandson of Prophet Mohammed and who brought Islam to the country. He is, of course, the country’s most-revered Saint. START YOUR MOROCCO ADVENTURE NOW! Moulay Idriss is built on two verdant hills. As you can see, […]

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The Beautiful Doors of Morocco.

The Beautiful Doors of Morocco

Ladies and gentlemen, the beautiful doors of Morocco! On my first few hours in Marrakech, I noticed the old, repainted, renovated, run-down and pretty doors of the city. Their charming designs delighted me so I took a lot of photos until I became obsessed. There was even a time when all I was looking for […]

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Ouzoud Wateralls is a three-hour drive from Marrakech, Morocco.

A Day at Ouzoud Waterfalls

We were picked up from our hostel around 8 in the morning but didn’t really leave Marrakech until 9:30. Our tour bus had pick to up some people from one hostel to another. The journey from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls was almost three hours with one stop for bathroom break. We finally reached our destination […]

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The Splendid Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

The Splendid Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

When “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed at the nearby Ait Benhaddou, all other kasbahs in Ouarzazate became known, too. Taourirt kasbah is just one of the many in the area. It was once an important kasbah in the country’s trading history with rest of Africa. What I like most here is that only a portion […]

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Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses

Marrakech medina is an assault to the senses. The souk is a visual feast of colours – from clothes to shoes to spices and jewelries. Yes, it’s a shopping paradise for those who love colours, moorish designs and fashion. The best thing about this souk is that the vendors are respectful. They don’t harass you […]

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Koutoubia Mosque - The Largest Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco.

Koutoubia Mosque – The Largest Mosque in Marrakech

Koutoubia Mosque is the largest mosque in Marrakech, Morocco. It is also taller than the palm tress that surrounds it. It’s in the heart of Marrakech. You can’t miss it, especially when you’re in Djemaa El-Fna. The minaret is 77 meters high – and five times a day, a muezzin beckons every followers for a call […]

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Atlas Film Museum in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

The Atlas Film Studio Museum in Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is the door to the Sahara, the world’s longest desert. And believe it or not, the desert here is backdropped by snow-capped Atlas Mountains – even in summer. It’s only here where you can see that extreme scenery of nature, totally different from each other but they blend well as one landscape that’s made […]

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Ait Benhaddou - Morocco's Most Famous Movie Location.

Ait Benhaddou – Morocco’s Most Famous Movie Location

There’s no doubt that Ait Benhaddou is Morocco’s most famous movie location. This is a kasbah – a dwelling characterized with high walls and are connected to one another. The alleys are small and towering mud bricks are elaborately decorated. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its great example of true Southern Moroccan architecture. Ait […]

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The Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Jemaa el-Fna (Marrakech, Morocco).

The Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Jemaa el-Fna

When in Marrakech, the first thing you should do is experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Jemaa el-fna. It is a huge public and market square in the centre of the old medina and at first glance there’s really nothing much to see but people. But, wait until it gets dark (at least during […]

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The Snake Charmers of Marrakesh at Place de Jemaa El-Efna (Morocco).

The Snake Charmers of Marrakesh

You can spot the snake charmers of Marrakesh at Place de Jemaa El-Efna. There are many of them there, enchanting tourists to take a look at what their poisonous snakes can do. Be discreet in taking photos if you don’t want to give them a tip. Once they see your camera taking aim at them, […]

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